NX200 FW 1.04 Raw SRW Bits/Sample now 12

Started Mar 25, 2012 | Discussions thread
Michael Barker Senior Member • Posts: 1,966
Re: It was already 12-bits

PDM wrote:

It's unfortunate that the original (v3.6) Adobe Converter can't read the newer RAw file, but Samsung doesn't cater to them, anymore more than any other camera manufacturer does. Both file types work with the supplied Silkypix and C1 converters.

Regardless of whether quality was reduced, changing the RAW format in a non-backwards-compatible way is worse than "not catering". It's shooting yourself in the foot.

Third-party RAW software compatibility is a feature. I could think of many analogies to other systems, but suffice it to say that I consider RAW a necessity and I normally do not find most included RAW software from camera manufacturers to be sufficient, so I expect the manufacturers to cooperate with the software companies to produce a system that I can depend on for the future.

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